Website Accessibility Checklist

Website Accessibility Checklist

Website accessibility checklist gives you some tips to guide you towards changes you can make so that your website can be more accessible to people with disabilities.

Making changes to your website will enable blind, deaf and other disabled people to enjoy your content. These changes will make sure everyone is included.

Non-disabled users are unlikely to even be aware what changes you makes to help make the website accesible to everyone. Many without realising may even start to use features that have been implemented specially for people with disabilities, but offer convenience for all.

If you want more detailed guide to website accesiibility take a look at W3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines which covers a wide range of recommendations to make websites more accessible.

Website Accessibility

Include a text alternative for important Images.

People with sight impairment listen to alt text to hear what the image represents.

Include subtitles, captions or a written transcripts available for video and audio content.

People with hearing impairment use captions and subtitles to read what is being heard. Allow the ability to pause or stop.

Ensure there is a high contrast between text colour and the background. Do not use colour as a prompt or way to convey information.

Low contrast makes it difficult for people with sight impairment.

Check that your text can be made larger and smaller and the web page continues to make sense.

People with low visibility increase the text size to view the information.

Access available without a mouse.

Keyboard-only or voice-only users can only access areas that doesn't rely on a mouse click.

Describe where the link is going, what the link is for or what the purpose is.

People listening to link descriptions need to know what the link is or if it is somewhere they want to go.

Clearlabels placed immediately next to fields.

People using assistive technologies need to identify what is needed in each field and will listen to the instructions.

Try not to include or impose time limits on users.

Any type of time limit should have the ability to be adjusted or turned off.

Links to documents contain the document type and file size.

All documents are available in an accessible version.

Beware of put flashing text to get attention.

More than three flashes per second is known to cause seizures.

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